Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969


The Valley of Gwangi

6.2/10 IMDB

A turn of the century wild west show struggling to make a living in Mexico comes into the possession of a tiny prehistoric horse. This leads to an expedition to the Forbidden Valley where they discover living dinosaurs. They capture one and take it back to be put on display, leading to inevitable mayhem.

Starring: James Franciscus, Gila Golan, Richard Carlson, Laurence Naismith, Freda Jackson, Gustavo Rojo, Dennis Kilbane, Mario De Barros, Curtis Arden ..
Directed by: Jim O'Connolly
Release date: 1969-07-24

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

6.7/10 IMDB

Blackmailing a young couple to assist with his horrific experiments the Baron, desperate for vital medical data, abducts a man from an insane asylum. On route the abductee dies and the Baron and his assistant transplant his brain into a corpse. The creature is tormented by a trapped soul in an alien shell and, after a visit to his wife who violently rejects his monstrous form, the creature wreaks his revenge on the perpetrator of his misery: Baron Frankenstein.

Starring: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley, George Pravda, Caron Gardner, Geoffrey Bayldon, Colette O'Neil ..
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Release date: 1969-05-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : The Immortal

The Immortal

7.6/10 IMDB

A professional race-car driver discovers that there are certain properties in his blood that will make him, basically, immortal. A dying multi-millionaire also finds out about the racer's blood, and is determined to get it to keep himself alive. This pilot film preceded the later TV series.

Starring: Christopher George, Jessica Walter, Barry Sullivan, Carol Lynley, Ralph Bellamy, Vincent Beck, William Sargent, Joseph Bernard, Garry Walberg, Lillian Adams ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1969-09-30

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

6.3/10 IMDB

A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet.

Starring: Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Patrick Wymark, Lynn Loring, Loni von Friedl, Franco De Rosa, George Sewell, Ed Bishop, Philip Madoc, Vladek Sheybal ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1969-08-27

The Bed Sitting Room

6.1/10 IMDB

In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a 'nuclear misunderstanding' is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors, and the noble Lord Fortnum finds himself transforming into a bed sitting room.

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Michael Hordern, Frank Thornton, Arthur Lowe, Mona Washbourne, Spike Milligan, Roy Kinnear ..
Directed by: Richard Lester
Release date: 1969-06-01


5.8/10 IMDB

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a Hurricane headed towards the launch site—and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts' capsule.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus, Gene Hackman, Lee Grant, Nancy Kovack, Mariette Hartley, Scott Brady, Craig Huebing ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1969-12-11

The Illustrated Man

5.8/10 IMDB

A man who has a body almost completely covered in tattoos is searching for the woman who cursed him with the "skin illustrations". Each tattoo reveals a bizarre story, which is experienced by staring at the scene depicted. When the illustrated man meets a fellow tramp on the road a strange voyage begins.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins, Jason Evers, Tim Weldon, Christine Matchett, Christine Matchett, Gumball Williams ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1969-03-26
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Hey, Cinderella!

Hey, Cinderella!

7.4/10 IMDB

Hey Cinderella! is a one-hour Jim Henson special which tells a cracked version of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella lives with her wicked stepmother (as everyone who ever read the fairy tale knows), but what part of the story is never told is how Cinderella's fairy godmother had help from monsters, a prince pretending to be a gardener, and none other than Kermit the Frog.

Starring: Belinda Montgomery, Robin Ward, Joyce Gordon, Pat Galloway, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz ..
Directed by: Jim Henson
Release date: 1969-03-16

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City

5.6/10 IMDB

Survivors of a sinking ship are rescued by Captain Nemo and his submarine crew. They are taken to an underwater city where they may spend the rest of their lives.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi, John Turner, Bill Fraser, Kenneth Connor, Allan Cuthbertson, Christopher Hartstone, Ian Ramsey ..
Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1969-12-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Stereo


5.1/10 IMDB

Disguised as an educational film. Stereo purports to be a report on the "Canadian Academy of Erotic Inquiry's" experiments to induce telepathy in eight experimental subjects. It follows the effects of the experiment using the theoretical framework of the parapsychologist Luther Stringfellow. The film is virtually silent except for commentary by the experimenters.

Starring: Ronald Mlodzik, Jack Messinger, Iain Ewing, Clara Mayer, Paul Mulholland, Arlene Mlodzik, Glenn McCauley ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1969-06-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Hello Down There

Hello Down There

5.7/10 IMDB

Given the chance to live in a simulated underwater home for a month, a scientist convinces his family to take advantage of the offer. Once the family agrees to move in, underwater mayhem occurs!

Starring: Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Ken Berry, Roddy McDowall, Charlotte Rae, Richard Dreyfuss, Jim Backus, Kay Cole, Lou Wagner, Gary Tigerman ..
Directed by: Jack Arnold, Ricou Browning
Release date: 1969-01-01

Moon Zero Two

4.5/10 IMDB

On the Moon in the year 2021, a former-astronaut-turned-salvager helps a millionaire space industrialist capture a 6000-ton sapphire asteroid, while also assisting a woman in finding her missing miner/prospector brother

Starring: James Olson, Catherine Schell, Warren Mitchell, Adrienne Corri, Ori Levy, Bernard Bresslaw, Dudley Foster, Neil McCallum, Joby Blanshard, Michael Ripper ..
Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Release date: 1969-10-20
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Change of Mind

Change of Mind

6.1/10 IMDB

A white man's brain is transplanted into a black man's skull.

Starring: Raymond St. Jacques, Susan Oliver, Janet MacLachlan, Leslie Nielsen, Donnelly Rhodes, David Bailey, Andre Womble, Clarice Taylor, Jack Creley, Cosette Lee ..
Directed by: Robert Stevens
Release date: 1969-10-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Ecce Homo - I Sopravvissuti

Ecce Homo - I Sopravvissuti

6.1/10 IMDB

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, from Italian director Bruno Gaburro, with a soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

Starring: Philippe Leroy, Irene Papas, Gabriele Tinti, Frank Wolff, Marco Stefanelli ..
Directed by: Bruno Gaburro
Release date: 1969-01-01

The Body Stealers

4.1/10 IMDB

A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover is an alien plot to steal the bodies of earthlings by snatching them out of the air.

Starring: George Sanders, Maurice Evans, Patrick Allen, Neil Connery, Robert Flemyng, Lorna Wilde, Allan Cuthbertson, Michael Culver, Sally Faulkner, Shelagh Fraser ..
Directed by: Gerry Levy
Release date: 1969-03-21

Mad Doctor of Blood Island

4.6/10 IMDB

A man who loves to travel, travels to an island where a mad doctor is creating zombies.

Starring: John Ashley, Angelique Pettyjohn, Ronald Remy, Ronaldo Valdez, Alicia Alonzo, Tita Muñoz, Tony Edmunds, Alfonso Carvajal, Bruno Punzalan, Edward D. Murphy ..
Directed by: Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero
Release date: 1969-09-18
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : The Monitors

The Monitors

4.7/10 IMDB

Earthlings chafe at the peace established by a benevolent alien race and set about to rebel.

Starring: Guy Stockwell, Sherry Jackson, Keenan Wynn, Susan Oliver, Ed Begley, Larry Storch, Avery Schreiber, Shepperd Strudwick, Peter Boyle, Alan Arkin ..
Directed by: Jack Shea
Release date: 1969-10-08

Zeta One

3.9/10 IMDB

Women around the globe begin disappearing when a renegade race of top-heavy aliens from the planet Angvia begin snatching them off the streets.

Starring: James Robertson Justice, Charles Hawtrey, Robin Hawdon, Anna Gaël, Brigitte Skay, Dawn Addams, Valerie Leon, Lionel Murton, Yutte Stensgaard, Angela Grant ..
Directed by: Michael Cort
Release date: 1969-12-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : In the Year 2889

In the Year 2889

2.9/10 IMDB

The last seven survivors of a nuclear war barricade themselves against an attack by a mutant cannibal.

Starring: Paul Petersen, Quinn O'Hara, Charla Doherty, Neil Fletcher, Hugh Feagin, Bill Thurman, Max W. Anderson, Byron Lord ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1969-01-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : It's Alive!

It's Alive!

2.7/10 IMDB

A farmer traps three people in a cave with his pet prehistoric monster.

Starring: Tommy Kirk, Shirley Bonne, Bill Thurman, Annabelle Weenick, Corveth Ousterhouse ..
Directed by: Larry Buchanan
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Henry's Night In

Henry's Night In

5.7/10 IMDB

A nerdy guy mixes up a magic formula and becomes invisible whenever he sneezes. He uses his power of invisibility to sneak into his neighbors' bedrooms at night when their husbands aren't home and have his way with them.

Starring: Phyllis Stengel, Harvey Shain, Barbara Kline, Mary Bauer ..
Release date: 1969-02-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : The Mind Blowers

The Mind Blowers

4.5/10 IMDB

Sexploitation movie about mind-swapping

Starring: Ellen Butler, Kristen Steen, Eric Emerson, Hal Friend ..
Directed by: Harlan Renvok
Release date: 1969-08-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Doctor Who: The War Games

Doctor Who: The War Games

0.0/10 IMDB

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe arrive on an unnamed planet. At first believing themselves in the midst of World War I, they realise it to be one of many War Zones overseen by the War Lords, who have kidnapped large numbers of human soldiers to form the greatest army the universe has ever seen. At the helm of this plot is the War Chief, another renegade Time Lord like the Doctor. The creeping realisation sets in that the Doctor cannot solve this problem alone, and that his days of wandering may be at an end...

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, David Savile, Jane Sherwin, Noel Coleman, Richard Steele, Terence Bayler, Hubert Rees, David Valla ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1969-06-21
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Popdown


0.0/10 IMDB

An alien decides to visit Earth in order to check out the current pop culture.

Starring: Diane Keen, Jane Bates, Carol Rachell, Debbie Slater, Nicole Yarna, Margaret Evans ..
Directed by: Fred Marshall
Release date: 1969-03-01

The Lady, or the Tiger?

0.0/10 IMDB

A visually experimental adaptation of the classic Frank Stockton short story.

Starring: Ivan Triesault, Tammie Mavrolean, Philip Chapin, Sandy Descher, Phil Goble ..
Directed by: Larry Yust
Release date: 1969-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Doctor Who: The Krotons

Doctor Who: The Krotons

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS arrives on the unnamed planet of the Gonds, who are ruled and taught in a form of self-perpetuating slavery by the alien Krotons — crystalline beings whose ship, the Dynatrope, crash-landed there thousands of years earlier after being damaged in a space battle. The Krotons are in suspended animation, in a crystalline slurry form, awaiting a time when they can be reconstituted by absorption of mental energy. Periodically, the two most brilliant Gond students are received into the Dynatrope, nominally to become "companions of the Krotons", but in truth to have their mental energy drained, after which they are killed.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, James Copeland, James Cairncross, Gilbert Wynne, Philip Madoc, Terence Brown, Madeleine Mills, Richard Ireson ..
Directed by: David Maloney
Release date: 1969-01-18
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS lands in a space museum on Earth in the late 21st century, where the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe learn that contact has been lost between Earth and the Moon. In this era, instant travel — T-Mat — has revolutionised the Earth. Its people have lost interest in space travel. The Doctor and his companions travel to the Moon in an old-style rocket and reach the Moonbase, control centre for T-Mat, only to find a squad of Ice Warriors have commandeered the base and plan to use the T-Mat network to their advantage.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Louise Pajo, Philip Ray, Terry Scully, Ric Felgate, Harry Towb, Christopher Coll ..
Directed by: Michael Ferguson
Release date: 1969-03-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Doctor Who: The Space Pirates

Doctor Who: The Space Pirates

0.0/10 IMDB

The TARDIS materialises in Earth's future on a space beacon just before it is attacked by pirates. The travellers find themselves trapped in a sealed section of the beacon. It is blown apart and flown to where the pirates will plunder it of the precious mineral argonite. They witness a conflict between the pirates and the Interstellar Space Corps, led by General Hermack and Major Warne. The ISC are convinced that the pirates' mastermind is an innocent yet eccentric space mining pioneer named Milo Clancey, while their true leader is a man named Caven. Caven has a secret base on the planet Ta. He is assisted by Madeleine Issigri, daughter of Clancey's ex-partner Dom, who - unknown to her - is now his captive. When Madeleine discovers Caven's full treachery, she helps to bring him to justice. The time travellers are given a lift back to the TARDIS by Clancey in his rickety old ship, the LIZ 79.

Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Gordon Gostelow, Lisa Daniely, Esmond Knight, Jack May, Donald Gee, George Layton, Nik Zaran ..
Directed by: Michael Hart
Release date: 1969-04-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1969 : Jr. Star Trek

Jr. Star Trek

0.0/10 IMDB

The ten-year-old filmmaker (and star) pays homage to the Star Trek series.

Starring: Stoney Emshwiller ..
Directed by: Stoney Emshwiller
Release date: 1969-01-01

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